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Welcome!

Department Mission

The Office of the Environment represents the nucleus from which environmental policy, aimed at reducing environmental liability and maximizing effective and efficient management with regard to environmental concerns, is developed and executed. The Office mission is to protect and restore Onondaga County's natural resources, ensuring a health and sustainable environment for all.

Primary duties:

  • Develop internal county policies and procedures to minimize environmental liabilities/exposures.
  • Assist county departments with environmental compliance needs.
  • Coordinate interdepartmental county response to environmental issues/situations

   

ENJOY FALL FUN SAFE AND SMART:

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM TICK-BORNE DISEASES

 

Personal protection tips to prevent a tick bite: http://www.ongov.net/health/documents/LymeFlyer.pdf

 

For proper CDC tick removal method: https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/removing_a_tick.html

 

For additional information on tick ecology, tick prevention, and to what you can do to help prevent the spread and contraction of Lyme disease, please visit Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County. http://www.ongov.net/health/documents/LymeFlyer.pdf

 

SMART AND SAFE WATER-BASED RECREATION:

Harmful Algal Blooms- which produce toxins harmful to humans and pets-are most common in the summer months. However, it is possible for a bloom to occur at any point during the year if conditions are right.

For information on the ecology of HABS, how to protect yourself and your family, and what you can do to help prevent HABs and other water quality issues, please visit

https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/77118.html
 

 


Contact Information:


John H. Mulroy Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street, 14th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm


Telephone:
315.435.2647
Fax Number:
315.435.8582
 

Annoucements:

Please see the Onondaga Lake Beach Study tab for updates related to the upcoming public meeting in February 2020.

 

 
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